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Pak to allow Sikh weddings under Anand Marriage Act
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The Government of Pakistan has accepted demands from its 50,000 strong Sikh community to register their marriages under the Anand Karaj ceremony and has agreed to introduce the Anand Marriage Act in line with the Anand Marriage Act 1909 that was passed by the British in the subcontinent nearly hundred years ago.....

Ishmeet is the Voice of India
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What a culmination to Gurpurab celebrations! Ishmeet Singh was crowned the Voice of India tonight. The daylong celebrations, full of kirtan and langar, ended with high-pitch music, dance and crackers bursting all around — marking the victory of Ishmeet....

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Larch Clover Community Center is never as popular as it is in early November, when Sandhu Bros. Farm gives away $65,000 worth of new winter coats, socks, gloves and cool-weather outfits. A line formed outside the north Tracy center’s door at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday as the morning chill.......
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The flowers are raining outside the mosque in Bhopal. The beauty of this picture lies in the fact that Sikh boys are welcoming with flowers the Muslims coming out of Eidgah. For decades, as a gesture of goodwill, the Sikh community has welcomed their Muslims brothers in this manner at the such holy occasions......
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Sikh air passengers will no longer have to remove their turbans at US screening checkpoints if doing so makes them uncomfortable under new guidelines coming into force on October 27. The new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines announced on Tuesday give airport screeners .......
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Sikhs have matured in the last five hundred years of their history to the extent that though they received repeated jolts and challenges of hostile cultures, they overcame them all.....
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Cattle-rearing generates more global warming greenhouse gases, as measured in CO2 equivalent, than transportation, and smarter production methods, including improved animal diets to reduce enteric fermentation and consequent methane emissions, are urgently needed, according to a new United Nations report released today.........
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Q: Congratulations on being selected the youth of the month, please tell us a little bit about yourself..

R: I am very fond of anything spiritual, artistic and thought provoking. I enjoy immersing myself in painting, song-writing; singing and classical guitar, creative writing, poetry... spiritual concepts such as Naam, Amrit, IK, Shabad, and Merging fascinate me, and the occasional mind-blowing spiritual conversations are very dear to me. I love learning and I'm never done learning...... Other Youths of the month

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Thirty-two nominations have been received for the inaugural Guru Nanak Inter-faith Prize carrying a cash component of 50,000 dollars to be awarded to an individual or for a collective effort in promoting religious dialogue and peaceful coexistence. The prize introduced by the Hofstra University, New York, is named after the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. One of the nominations received is that of spiritual leader Dalai Lama. Last date for filing nomination was July 1........
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UNESCO has conferred its "Asia-Pacific Heritage Award" to a Sikh shrine in Gujarat's border district of Kutch. The government of Gujarat undertook the conservation and reconstruction of the 200-year-old gurdwara at Lakhpat in Kutch district after it was damaged during the 2001 earthquake. "Impressed by the efforts, UNESCO has conferred the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award to the Lakhpat gurdwara and thereby appreciated the state government," an official release said.......
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His long white beard fluttering in the breeze, his turban streaked with grime, Ajit Singh walks into the machine room of Ducklangia tea estate in Assam. Everyone has been waiting for the fitter expectantly. At once he gets down to work and, in a jiffy, points out the problem. As Nirod Singh, the manager of Ducklangia tea estate, says: “Ajit Singh was supposed to have retired eight years ago. But we requested the marvellous mechanic to continue — he is simply indispensable."......
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An important meeting took place recently in Lahore to finalise the structure and faculties for a proposed University being set up by the Government of Pakistan in honour of Guru Nanak. On 15th and 16th June 2007, many prominent leaders from around the world attended this gathering. Present were important Sikh representatives from different corners of the globe and included Sardar Avtar Singh Makkar , president of SGPC, Sardar PS Sarna the president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.....

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